Investigating the Chemistry of Atmospheric Aerosols and their Impacts on Health and Climate


Climate Science Resources

  • Learn more about climate science through the Iowa Climate LibGuide - a curated compilation of online and print resources about climate science freely available to kids, educators, and general audiences in Iowa.

Past Events

  • The 2016 Iowa Climate Festival will be held on October 15, 2016 at the Museum of Natural History in Iowa City, IA.
  • The Open Minds, Open Doors STEM Conference for young women, October 13, 2016.
  • National Chemistry Week 2016! Visit us at Family Free Night at the Iowa Children's Museum on October 28, 2016 from 4-8pm.
  • Girl Scout event at the State Hygienic Lab on October 29, 2016
  • Science Thursday at the University of Iowa College of  Medicine, July 28, 2016
  • The first Iowa City Freeze Fest - February 20, 2016.
  • The University of Iowa and Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate at the Environment at the Iowa State Fair, August 22, 2015.
  • Way Cool Chemistry! Iowa City Public Library (Meeting Room A), June 20, 2015, 2-4pm.
  • The 2015 Iowa Climate Festival, including the Iowa Climate Symposium and Climate Science Fair, was held on April 11, 2015 at the Museum of Natural History. 
  • Cedar Rapids STEM Festival, Tuesday, February 24, 2015  and February 23, 2016 Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 Fifth Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
  • Prof. Stone visited Linn Mar High School on STEM Speaker Day (November 11, 2014) in Cedar Rapids, IA where she talked about her career in atmospheric chemistry, local and global research on atmospheric aerosols, and climate science.
  • On October 14, 2014 Prof. Stone gave a presentation about her career in atmospheric chemistry at the Open Minds, Open Doors Conference at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  • Prof. Stone, CAICE faculty, and graduate students developed learning materials and taught atmospheric chemistry and climate science through the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COMOS) at the University of California-San Diego in July 2014.
  • Stone Research Group members partnered with the Department of Chemistry and the Center for Diversity and Enrichment to help host Youth Leadership program of Johnson County Neighborhood Centers learn about chemistry through hands on experimentation at the Chemistry Building in Iowa City, IA on July 21, 2014.
  • The first annual Iowa Climate Festival was held on April 26, 2014.  More than 200 community members, including 10 University of Iowa (UI) faculty and 40 STEM students, gathered at the UI Museum of Natural History to learn about and discuss climate science.  The morning symposium featured presentations by Vicki Grassian (UI), Charlie Stanier (UI), Marnie Stein (Iowa DNR), Jerry Schnoor (UI), Wanda Reiter-Kintz (State Hygienic Laboratory), and Jerry Hatfield (USDA) and panel discussions.  The afternoon Climate Science Fair featured hands-on experiments on greenhouse gases, cloud formation, ocean acidification, and more, information about local sustainability efforts, and an ice cream social.  Thanks to our many partners who made this event so successful: Iowa Section of the American Chemical Society, Museum of Natural History, State Hygienic Laboratory, Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment (CAICE), City of Iowa City, Sustainability at the University of Iowa, Grinnell College, and University of Iowa Libraries,
  • Undergraduate and graduate researchers in the Stone Research Group engaged girl scouts in hands-on experiments about greenhouse gases, the greenhouse effect, and albedo at the University of Iowa's Girl Scouts STEM fair in Iowa City, Iowa on March 29, 2014.